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Title: GAS COOLED NUCLEAR REACTORS

A gas-cooled nuclear reactor consisting of a graphite reacting core and reflector structure supported in a containing vessel is described. A gas sealing means is included for sealing between the walls of the graphite structure and containing vessel to prevent the gas coolant by-passing the reacting core. The reacting core is a multi-sided right prismatic structure having a pair of parallel slots around its periphery. The containing vessel is cylindrical and has a rib on its internal surface which supports two continuous ring shaped flexible web members with their radially innermost ends in sealing engagement within the radially outermost portion of the slots. The core structure is supported on ball bearings. This design permits thermal expansion of the core stracture and vessel while maintainirg a peripheral seal between the tvo elements.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4310576
Report Number(s):
US 2838451
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; BEARINGS; CONFIGURATION; EXPANSION; GAS COOLANT; GRAPHITE MODERATOR; PATENT; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; REFLECTORS; SEALS; SURFACES; TEMPERATURE; VESSELS